In September this year I will visit Cambodia on a Purpose and Philanthropy Field Trip to experience Siem Reap in an immersive and socially responsible way. With your support, we will raise funds to help Cambodians break the cycle of poverty through empowering programs at Human and Hope Association. Cambodians like Savy.
When she was just 10 years old, Savy’s mother passed away. Her father battled with alcoholism her whole life, leaving her struggling to survive day-to-day. Yet Savy still had dreams and wanted to study sewing since she was little. But with no money and extra responsibility, she put that dream aside.
However, one day, when conducting community outreach, our Vocational Training Coordinator came across Savy at her house and told her about the free sewing classes at Human and Hope Association. Savy didn’t delay. She immediately registered in the program, eager to grasp this life-changing opportunity. Living far away from HHA with no access to a motorbike, Savy rode her bicycle on an 80-minute round trip each day in the hope she would develop a better life for herself.
After just three months of study, Savy took out a sewing machine microfinance loan through us so she could practice her lessons at home and begin to earn her own income. With a strong commitment, she completed our 10-month sewing course learning life and business skills along the way. This helped develop Savy’s self-confidence and leadership skills.
Savy now works as a seamstress in an ethical factory in Siem Reap. She earns a fair and stable wage and is able to support herself and her family.
Savy has a bright future because of Human and Hope Association, and I want to make sure other Cambodian children like Savy are afforded the same opportunity. Because of your generosity, we will be able to continue to make grassroots change in Cambodia.
Thank you for your support.
If you would like to make a recurring donation to HHA Holistic Development, please use this link:
Provide a small business starter kit to a Cambodian woman
Support 15 community members though a domestic violence workshop
Deliver a hygiene workshop to 100 Cambodian children
Provide local staff with two months of nutritious lunches
|Kerri-Ann Choma||$50.00||July 11, 2019|
|Anonymous||$50.00||July 09, 2019|
|Rima Dablan||$40.00||March 30, 2019|
|Nick Pappas||$20.00||March 18, 2019|
|Anonymous||$20.00||March 16, 2019|
|Anonymous||$20.00||March 13, 2019|
|Mikki Diep||$100.00||March 13, 2019|
|Lily Nguy||$50.00||March 13, 2019|
|Hans Dumlao||$50.00||March 13, 2019|